Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Michigan Tuesday: 2 Portal Entries and Baylor Dominates

Michigan's Spring Practice has been very quiet.  Yes, they've been doing it over many weeks and installing a new defense.  So guys are seeing the writing on the wall and jumping into the portal to look for greener pastures.   There is roughly over 1000 players in the portal and not everyone is going to get a spot.  

The next two Wolverines that want to look for a new opportunity are DB Hunter Reynolds and LB William Mohan.   Hunter is best known for his social justice stands and trying to navigate the NCAA through the COVID shut down.  During that time, he showed that he is a leader off the field.  

The loss of the Viper role in the new defense is clear why Mohan is leaving.  He was recruited as a Viper and will look for a similar role at his new location.   He was looking a LB two deep that didn't include him and might not for many years.  

These guys will be missed but neither was expected to play a role on this year's team success on the field. 


Baylor dominated Gonzaga last night.  I think there are two reasons for that.  #1 Baylor is more athletic  - #2 The Zags were gassed from Saturday night.   Even if The Bulldogs where fully rested I think Baylor beats them 9 out of 10 times.   The Bears were just better last night and it wasn't even close. 

I can't predict how Michigan would have fared against either team.  If they have Livers and play they way they're capable, they are in both games.  If they play like they did against UCLA or Illinois, they get run out of the building.   

Michigan should be a top 5 team in the nation next year and won't be sneaking up on anyone.   It will be interesting to see who stays and who goes.  

  • Long time MSU assistant and brother of Dugan, Dane Fife is heading to IU (where he played) to be the top assistant.  

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